The University of Nottingham, a complete uni guide

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Last updated Jan 20, 2021

The University of Nottingham is a public research university located in Nottingham, UK. The university was founded as University College Nottingham in the year 1881 and was granted a royal charter in the year 1948.

University Park (Nottingham’s main campus), Jubilee Campus and teaching hospital (Queen’s Medical Centre) are located within the City of Nottingham, with several smaller campuses and sites elsewhere in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Outside the UK, it has campuses in Ningbo, China and Semenyih, Malaysia. Nottingham is organised into 5 constituent faculties, within which there are more than 50 departments, schools, research centres and institutes. Nottingham has about 7,000 staff and 45,500 students 

The university is a part of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Universitas 21, the European University Association, the Virgo Consortium, the Russell Group, Universities UK, and participates in the Sutton Trust Summer School programme as a part of the Sutton 30.


They are proud of their award-winning campuses, both at home and abroad, and continually invest in the university’s grounds, buildings and facilities. Developing and managing the university’s environment is at the heart of their values, ensuring that the student experience and environmental sustainability remain firmly on the university’s plan.


  • University Park

This is The University of Nottingham’s largest campus at 300 acres. It has been part of the university since 1929, the campus is mostly regarded as amongst most attractive and the largest in the country.

(University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK)

  • Jubilee Campus

Jubilee Campus is a modern campus which now extends to 65 acres and is located only one mile from University Park. The initial phase was opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 1999.

(University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road, Nottingham NG8 1BB)

  • King’s Meadow Campus

It was acquired by The University of Nottingham in ’05 and has since been refurbished and heavily landscaped, with peaceful gardens and a fresh injection of year-round colour and foliage. The new name for the former ITV television studio complex was inspired by the adjacent King’s Meadow Nature Reserve, alongside the River Leen.

(The University of Nottingham, Kings Meadow Campus, Lenton Lane, Nottingham NG7 2NR, UK)

  • Queen’s Medical Centre

The QMC is part of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and is the location to the University of Nottingham’s Medical School, which is next to the University Park Campus.

(University of Nottingham, Medical School, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH)

  • Royal Derby Hospital

The Education Centre at the Royal Derby Hospital is set in one of the biggest hospitals in the East Midlands. It proffers state-of-the-art learning and teaching facilities for students. It is fully equipped with social and administrative facilities. 

(The University of Nottingham at Derby, Royal Derby Hospital, Uttoxeter Road, Derby DE22 3DT)

  • Sutton Bonington Campus

Sutton Bonington Campus encompasses specialist facilities and world-leading laboratories for studying biosciences and veterinary medicine. The campus is an abode to over 2,500 students from the Schools of Veterinary Medicine and Biosciences, which creates a place where it’s easy to get to know your fellow students and faculties, yet part of a wider global community.

(The University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Sutton Bonington, Leicestershire LE12 5RD)

  • Malaysia Campus 

In Sept ’05, the Malaysia Campus shifted to its new purpose-built campus in Semenyih, located 30km south of Kuala Lumpur city centre. Set in a scenic position overlooking green hills on a 101-acre site it is designed to mimic the attributes of University Park in the UK. The campus is a self-sufficient and self-contained neighbourhood village in a garden environment with 5000 students. It combines a high-quality living atmosphere with state-of-the-art learning, teaching and research facilities. 

(The University of Nottingham-Malaysia Campus, Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia)

  • Ningbo Campus

The 140 acre Ningbo campus was opened to students in 2004. It was inaugurated by John Prescott, the UK’s Deputy Prime Minister, in February of 2006. Similar to the Malaysia Campus, Ningbo Campus builds on the attributes of University Park in the UK. It includes a lake and its own version of Nottingham’s famous Trent Building.  

(The University of Nottingham Ningbo, 199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo 315100, China)


  • University Park
    • Bus
      • Library Road
      • Portland Hill
      • East Drive
      • University East Drive
    • Tram
      • University Boulevard
      • University of Nottingham
      • Queens Medical Centre
  • Jubilee Campus
    • Bus
      • Jubilee Campus
      • Newark Hall
      • Innovation Park
    • Tram 
      • Queens Medical Centre
      • Gregory Street
  • King’s Meadow Campus
    • Bus
      • King’s Meadow Campus
      • PC Service Call
    • Tram 
      • Gregory Street 
      • NG2 
      • Queens Medical Centre
  • Queen’s Medical Centre
    • Bus
      • QMC West Entrance
      • Treatment Centre
      • QMC Forecourt
      • East Block
      • Leen Gate
      • QMC Abbey Street 
    • Tram 
      • Queens Medical Centre


  • Foundation Courses
  • Arts
  • Engineering
  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Science
  • Social Science

Popular Courses:

  • Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • Nursing 
  • Veterinary Science
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies
  • English Language & Literature
  • Sports-Related Studies
  • Geography
  • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Modern Languages

University entry requirements:

  • Documents
    • SOP: Not required
    • LOR: Needed for all courses
    • Essays: Not required
    • CV: Needed for a few courses
    • Additional documents: Required
  • Application fees: Pound 13 – 40
  • Type of deadline: Regular
  • Intake Season & Deadlines: Fall


  • Go Clean Scholarship
  • Inlaks Scholarships (University Courses)
  • Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship
  • Global Study Awards
  • Forktip Women’s Innovation Scholarships
  • QS Undergraduate Scholarship
  • CCSE Graduate scholarship
  • Lady Meherbai D.Tata Education Trust Scholarship
  • CCSE Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship For Graduate Study in HR
  • And many more

Nearby Accommodation:

  1. K P House- 
university of Nottingham accommodation

Located in central Nottingham, KP House is perfectly situated for Nottingham city life & minutes from Nottingham Trent University. This boutique accommodation is ideally located in the heart of the city, directly opposite Nottingham’s largest shopping centre and within walking distance of restaurants, shops, cinemas and nightlife. The accommodation was refurbished in 2015; it offers 23 en-suite rooms, 21 studios and a two-bedroom apartment; all rooms are en-suite.

  1. Address: KP House, 5-13 Upper Parliament Street, Nottingham, NG1 2AP.
  2. Price Range: £123 – £149/week
  3. Room Type: En-suite rooms, Studios, 2-Bed Apartments
  4. Amenities: CCTV, Contents Insurance, Communal Relaxing & Study Area, Bike Storage, 24×7 Dedicated Support

  1. Miura- 
university of Nottingham accommodation

This stunning student accommodation in Nottingham checks all the right boxes, offering students the chance to secure sophisticated studio apartments that help them recharge and unwind as they study in this fantastic city. Miura is a short walk from the universities in the city. It is also in an excellent spot for public transport access to wherever you might need to be. Residents can experience living in luxury student accommodation alongside with the convenience of being in close proximity to the heart of the action in terms of both leisure and study opportunities.

  1. Address: 33 Curzon Street, Nottingham NG3 1BE
  2. Price Range: £113 – £215/week
  3. Room Type: Studios
  4. Amenities: 24×7 Dedicated Support, Gameroom, CCTV, Parcel Receipt Service, On-Site Gym, Communal Relaxing & Study Area, Bike Storage, Social Events, Electronic Key Fob Entry System, Lounge Area, Garden / Courtyard
  1. The Glasshouse- 
university of Nottingham accommodation

Located in the heart of the city centre, The Glasshouse is a short bus journey to The University of Nottingham and a short walk to Nottingham Trent University. You’ll find a supermarket and shopping centre all on the doorstep of this fabulous student accommodation. Transport links are easily accessible. 

  1. Address: Union Road, Nottingham, NG3 1FG
  2. Price Range: £114 – £195/week
  3. Room Type: En-suite rooms, Non-en-suite rooms, Studios
  4. Amenities: CCTV, Social Events, Bike Storage, Garden / Courtyard, Parcel Receipt Service, Lounge Area, 24×7 Dedicated Support

  1. Trinity Square- 
trinity square Nottingham student accommodation

Trinity Square is based right in Nottingham city centre, making it one of the best-located student accommodations and is situated right next to Nottingham Trent Business School and less than a 5 minutes’ walk away from campus.

  1. Address: North Church Street, Nottingham NG1 4BR, United Kingdom
  2. Price Range: £159 – £195/week
  3. Room Type: En-suites, Studios
  4. Amenities: Coffee Machine, Lounge Area, Parcel Receipt Service, CCTV, Bike Storage, Communal Relaxing & Study Area, Vending Machine, Electronic Key Fob Entry System, Contents Insurance, Specially Abled Access

  1. Vita Student Station Street-
vita student station street

Experience student accommodation like no other living at Vita Student Nottingham. This accommodation is housed in the heart of the city and has everything within your reach, as they’re right next to Nottingham train and tram station, perfect for students at both Nottingham Trent and the University of Nottingham. Vita Student Nottingham offers 8 floors of choice with beautiful outdoor terrace areas and Juliette balconies. Our apartments give students style, comfort and security without the need to travel far for the necessities as shopping and entertainment are on your doorstep.

  1. Address: 25 Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3AJ
  2. Price Range: £192 – £261.8/week
  3. Room Type: En-suites
  4. Amenities: Communal Relaxing & Study Area, Bike Storage, Social Events, Parcel Receipt Service, Theatre, Electronic Key Fob Entry System, 24×7 Dedicated Support, On-Site Gym, CCTV, Cafe

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